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Nov 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
other passengers. this is about getting a ticket, which could work -- work up a sweat. steve rosenburg reports. >> they say, let the train take the strain, but in moscow they have decided to make you strain to get on the train. presenting the world's first squat howard underground ticket machine. two0 squats properly in minutes and this curious invention will you view a ticket. this normally costs 30 rubles. it does not matter how you do them, but there are no extra prizes for showing off. this is the brainchild of the russian olympic committee, the idea is to try to encourage russians to get fit ahead of the next winter olympics. i have to say that this is not as easy as it looks. 2, 1. there we go. i have done that, here is my ticket. thank you very much. i really don't have the energy now to get on that train. -- which just goes to show you have to be fit to ride for free on the russian railways. .bc news, moscow >> l dunn, steve, with those super -- well done, steve, with those supersquats. captivated people for centuries, but floating easy.the earth was not nobody knew what would
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Nov 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
would fund it. in the new model companies look for business opportunities. >> reporter: steve is a venture capitalist whose firm has invested tens of millions of dollars in space x, a california rocket maker, and provider of launch services founded by tech entrepreneur elion mosk. nasa is paying space x a billion dollars to reply-- resupply missions to the international space station. in may 2012 space x became the first private company to launch a mission to the space station. the milestone proved the company could build and launch rockets reliably and cheaply. >> and capture is con termed of this dragon spacecraft. >> many of these new space companies are being built by software engineers. and folks at space x didn't come from aerospace, these are computer scientists by training. time and time again it has prove ten is the hot bed of prn entrepreneurship. it invents new industries and part of it is the culture, willing to take risk. >> reporter: part of it may also be a high-tech approach to innovate industries as dan berkenstock and its team are trying to do with satellites. >>
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Nov 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
, kqed news. michelle quinn. and steve penn. steve, twitter's ipo, the company still isn't profitable. is all this investor exuberance, does it make sense? or is this reminiscent of the dot com bubble? >> i would say it doesn't make sense if you just look at twitter's financial earnings. i mean, i think if you look at their share price, their stock price, how much it rose the first day, i think that had less to do with the fundamentals of twitter as a company than with supply and demand for that stock on the market. twitter has more than 200 million users, billions of people know about it. but the amount of stock they issued was relatively small in comparison. i think there is a little bit of a mismatch on the stock markets and that generated a big price spike. i also don't think that twitter is truly a pets.com. this is a company that has been -- >> let's hope not. >> -- been around for years, it's generating hundreds of millions in revenue, its revenue is growingpy 100% a year. it has a very engaged user audience. it's a real company with real revenues. they're not profitable now becaus
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Nov 21, 2013 12:00pm PST
, television star steve coogan. >> i wanted to make the story which although it was a tragedy that happened in her life with her son, i wanted people to be somehow leave the cinema in an optimistic or hopeful frame of mind. so the way to find in that in the story was to be led by philomena. because philomena's grace and fortitude and stoicism in the face of all that was quite inspiring. >> rose: sir michael gambone, sir trevor nunn, dame eileen atkins and steve coogan when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: edward albee once said "i am not interested in living in the city where there isn't a production by samuel beckett running." a ground breaking production of "all that fall", a play beckett wrote for radio, arrives in new york this week following a run in london. joining me today, the director and the two main characters. all three legends of the theater. sir trevor nunnd is artistic director at the theater royal having previously served with the royal shakespeare company and the national thea
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Nov 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
for business opportunities. >> steve invested tens of millions of dollars in space x, a rocket maker, musk, nasa is paying space x more than a billion dollars, resupply missions to the international space station. in may 2012 space x was the first to launch a mission into the space station and proved the company could build and launch rockets reliably and cheaply. >> capture is confirmed of this dragon spacecraft. >> many of these news space companies are being built by software engineers and folks like the founder of space x, they can come from aerospace and conpewter scientist. silicon has proven it invents new industries and part of it is the culture, willing to take risks. >> part of it may also be a high tech approach to invite industries. that's dan and his team trying to do with satellites. >> a typical imaging satellite today costs between half a billion and $1 billion with a b, they are about the size of a suburban, and they take five to eight years, roughly to build. we're trying to build the iphone of satellites. we take it off the shelves to fly the latest and greatest co
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Nov 6, 2013 2:30pm PST
january. he was in court in moscow today, where a top dancer is on trial for the assault. steve rosenberg has more. >> he had been badly burned and nearly blinded. the bolshoi ballet's artistic director nine months ago. someone had thrown sulfuric acid into his face. now he had the chance to confront his alleged assailants. cameras crash of tv outside the courtroom, you could tell the drama inside would be as gripping you had ever seen on the stage of the bolshoi. because among those on trial here is one of the ballet troupe's own dancers. he is accused of organizing the attack. he is said to have felt seething resentment toward his boss. here in court, he described the accused as a talented dancer who he had promoted, but who had turned against him. he angrily rejected claims by the dancer that as artistic director he had taken bribes or had relations with some of the ballerina. the bolshoi has always been one of the jewels in russia's crown. this court case is a huge embarrassment and shines a spotlight on a murky backstage jealousy,ealously -- fierce rivalry, and revenge. but
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Nov 27, 2013 2:30pm PST
west. steve rosenberg, bbc news, ukraine. >> you are watching "bbc world news america." to come, this american woman is winning medals in the swimming pool. we will tell you her remarkable story. minister, the prime has resigned, following the death of 64 people when the roof of a supermarket caved in last week. the bbc's nick charles has more on the political turmoil. >> repercussions from this catastrophic building collapse continue. the country is still reeling from the country's disaster since it declared its independence from the soviet union 22 years ago. much national grief and mourning on display since the tragedy, but also anger, and the prime minister has emerged before the cameras to announce his resignation. politicaling responsibility for the disaster, he said. his departure also means that a new government has to be formed just weeks before the country is meant to join the euro zone. shell of the supermarket is being demolished. emergency workers are also sifting through debris for clues into an investigation into whether building regulations were violated. many are poin
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Nov 20, 2013 1:00am PST
street.com/nbr. >>> end of an era, steve balmer, microsoft ceo and chief sales meeting, bill gates gets emotional. what is next for the software maker and who will lead it? >> do it yourself. more people are and home depot is reaping rewards raising the outlook for the third time this year. it's not the only company profiting by the trends. >> pinched by pensions. tonight we head to chicago to see just how deep the problems run. all that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for tuesday, november 19th. >>> good evening everyone. topping our news, three corporate giants, jp morgue chase, home depot, microsoft members of the dow index and making news today for different reasons. we begin with microsoft and shareholders meeting today but it wasn't a typical shareholders meeting. this was the final one for steve balmer who steps down as ceo next year and marks the beginning of a historic management changeover at the company. as microsoft's bored narrows the search for a new leader, the company will end a 38-year stretch where balmer and dates led. who might be next in charge. >> rep
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Nov 18, 2013 12:00pm PST
director steve mcqueen on his acclaimed film "12 years a slave." i'm pleased to have skip gates back at this table. welcome. >> thank you, charlie, nice to be back. >> rose: where did this idea first come to you. because it's something you think would have been done before. >> in retrospect it really started when i was 17 years old, senior year of high school sitting in the living room of my parents in piedmont, west virginia, watching our little black-and-white t.v. and up jumps the first black documentary i ever saw. it was bill cosby's "black history, lost, ston or strayed." and it was one of those life changing events. i know wese that -- we overuse thaterm, it's a clay shea but it changed my life. i didn't know anything about black history up to this time. and a year ler when i went to yale the first course i enrolled in was the survey course in afterr american history taught by willm mcfeeley. >> rose: does every major university today have an african american studiesrogram? >> every one worth its salt. >> they all have some courses -z which was a big difference than when you and
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Nov 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
. louisiana's steve scalise called it "damning." >> if the president really didn't know about this... this report says the white house absolutely knew what was going on, and they didn't tell the president. he ought to be firing these people today. >> reporter: administration officials said they took action after the report. but henry chao, the top technology officer at medicare, said he was not briefed on the consultants' findings. pennsylvania republican tim murphy pressed the point. >> and so, this is a major report that went as high up as the secretary-- we don't know-- saying that there were serious problems with this. and you're saying that even though you were interviewed by this, you did not ever have this briefing yourself? >> no, i didn't. >> reporter: chao did say 30% to 40% of the system that supports the online exchange still needs to be developed and tested. at a separate hearing, one private security expert warned the healthcare web site has flaws that put consumer data at "critical risk," but white house spokesman jay carney insisted today the information people give
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Nov 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
warning hang over effects from the government shutdown were likely tempered in the fourth quarter. steve liesman has more. >>> economic growth was hotter in the third quarter than investor expected but that could be cold comfort in the months ahead. the government gross domestic product rose 2.8% well ahead of the 2% consensus and the best quarterly number in a year. the data accounts for growth before the government shutdown and the controversial debt ceiling debate that many economist believe weaken growth in the current quarter. still, better to have more men tum than less. housing surged ahead by 14.6%, durable purchases by consumers up nearly 8% and exports up 4.5% and invenn tomorrowries, there was a big inventory, $86 billion. business equipment purchases fell and federal government fell by 1.7%. it's the strong growth in inventories with concerns about the shut down that makes economists concerned about the current quarters' growth. if they put too much on the shelf last quarter, they will spend this quarter working it off. it's seen at 1.6%, one shot in the arm for global growth
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Nov 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
doe, jimmy stewart, steve mcqueen. >> i'm nicholas cage and robert pattinson, james dean and rock hudson. >> i am norma shearer and lillian gish. >> i'm garbo. >> i'm like a sophisticated prop. i give you all the feeling you want, all the hair styles and wardrobe changes you want. i'm say whatever you put in front of me. >> do not expect me to take pride in what i do. >> i used to care about how i looked. now i don't care as much. maybe it's because i'm so handsome. >> rose: i am pleased to have james franco back at this table. welcome. >> thank you. >> last time we saw each other was at brown university where you were attending rhode island school of design? >> that's great. that was a great interview. thank you. >> rose: so i just touch on this because you must get tired of talking about it. why so many things? or why not so many things? >> right. good question. um -- i admit i do a lot of things but they're all things i've been interested in as long as i've been interested in acting. basically they all -- you know, i guess -- they all fall under film, art, and literature. those
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Nov 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
here. >> steve jobs couldn't get it to connect to the internet. embarrassing, but they worked it out. when facebook went public last year a technical error in nasdaq's system delayed the start of trading resulting in a loss to market makers of half a billion dollars. and those of you old enough to know who rube goldberg was may recall the rollout of the edsel, a ford motor company automobile so awful its name still is synonymous with a costly flop. and let's not talk about lehman brothers, bear stearns, aig, jpmorgan chase. the crash of '08. beside those calamities, obamacare's computer problems pale. oh, yes, mistakes are made by big corporations and big government. and although i was for something else, something simpler and easier to manage, i'm betting this will get fixed. as for those strident partisan voices crowing over obama care's first bad round, ask yourself if those weren't some of the same voices cheering on the invasion of iraq and promising victory would be swift and easy. ten years. trillions of dollars. and all those lost and wrecked lives. have we heard any apology?
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Nov 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
? steve liesman explains. >> the fed's october meeting showing this committee members general he believe the economy will improve enough to warrant a reduction in stimulus to the economy. specifically, they could reduce the amount of assets they purchase in quantitative easing if the fed's forecast for gradually improving economy comes true. the fed is deeply divided overcome mun case strategy as it fears stocks and bonds could sell off sharply and is trying to convince markets, if it does taper, that does not mean the central bank will raise interest rates any time sooner. ben bernanke struggled with the problem for months and there doesn't seem to be easy answers. we learned the special emergency october 16th meeting the day before the government was supposed to default to discuss what to do if that default happened. it's suggested it could take access in the event of a default. economic effects are temporary and limited. for "nightly business report", i'm steve liesman. >>> well, joining us now to talk more about the fed, bruce, chief economist at jp morgan chase. thanks for b
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Nov 22, 2013 12:00am PST
. >> tonight a special conversation with jony ive, apple's chief of design and the man steve jobs desribed as his spiritual partner. and marc newson, a industrial designer who made everything from ca, jewelry, and airport tin terrier, they teamed up to apple's red to auction the a sotheby's to go to the global find to find aides. ive and newson have known each other for 13 year, ive is almost as important to he'll success as legendary c.e.o. steve jobs. he is behind the designs for the i mac, ipod, i phones, and ios 7 the latest-- the it has helped apple sell millions of its products around the world. newson's range as a design is unparalleled, so much so that the "new york times" once asked, is there anything marc newson has not designedment his lockheed lounge chair has set world records at auctions. ive and newson have both redefined the boundaries between art and design, form and function. their work has been featured in museums and earned them countless awards. we talk with jony and marc about the auction, their craft, and their friendship. >> define for me what this exhibit is about?
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Nov 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
, apparently, that both steve cohen and those work for him were engaging in some kind of wong going-- doing. but they were unable to do a criminal case against c mr. cohen himself. they did not have the evidence they needed to make that case. so back in july they indicted the firm. and suggested that the entire firm was fostering a culture of securities fraud. >> a culture of securities fraud so remind us, it is insider trading so the charge that they agreed to is what, that this was going on. he still says he has nothing to do with it? >> right, well he and his company have maintained that they behaved properly throughout this process but back in july the government indicted the company, said that basically a large number of employees of sac capital had been trading on material nonpublic information that is information that has the ability to move stock prices. but is not known by the broader public. the government also alleged that cohen had been hiring people specifically because they had relationships with people at publicly-traded companies, relationships they could potentially mine fo
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Nov 29, 2013 12:00pm PST
worked very closely with bill and steve and others. and it will always have a part of my heart. and it's still an incredibly strong, strong company. it was some great internal values. but i think it's lost its way in a few dimensions. >> rose: well, you should know why. >> it's hard to know why. i think it's a better try say how. one is there's so many different agendas it's working on. >> rose: nathan myhrvold for the hour. next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: nathan myhrvold is here. he is the c.e.o. and co-founder of intellectual ventures. for many years he was the chief technology officer at microsoft. he was known as one of the most visionary technology and business leaders anywhere. he is also a culinary pioneer. his newest project is "modernist cuisine" in which he explores the science of cooking. he recently published his third book on the subject. it is called "the photography of modernist cuisine!" it's a visual window into his experiments with food and science and preparation. here is a look at
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Nov 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
. ♪ oh... captioning sponsored by nbc/universal narrator: george and steve were having one of those carefree days when their was nothing to do. (sighs) it's great being out on the street and not chasing after charkie for once. (ball bangs) (hooting happily) pisghetti: i'll tell you, nettie, we are going to break the record! "break the record"? what record? let's see what's going on! (chattering happily) chef, how long is it now? 25, 26... aw... oh, hello, giorgio. hello, stevie. (chatters inquisitively) oh, we are making the longest strand of cooked spaghetti in the world! oh! (chatters happily) ooh! (chatters): what's that? oh, this? well, it's a tape measure i'm using to measure our spaghetti. ooh, ah... i can use this to see that you are-- ap-bah-bah-bah-- two feet tall. (gasps): oh! (hooting excitedly) oh, i know-- that is pretty tall.
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Nov 5, 2013 12:00am PST
ten candidates. >> rose: really? >> ten candidates. steve israel our chairman is masterful in all of this, and some of the people who said maybe next year, two years from now, next election. >> rose: then came back and said i think that now. and. >> and that makes a big difference because which want to own the ground and mobilize around our message and have all the money to win and have all the proper management of campaigns that steve is a master at but uh if you don't have the candidate it is hard to do and now we do. >> rose: you think it is greater than 50-50 you could win control of the house in 2014? >> i think we can win. let me -- >> rose: let than 50-50? >> oh i think it is probably even money now. >> rose: even money that you will win? >> that we can win, yes, but let me say this. let's say you are off but i say let you know where you are a year in advance because that tells you who the candidates are. it is really important, we won in '06, we knew in '05 we had the team, now the question is, what were the events that would occur and how could we get our message out on a
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Nov 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
the world of hedge funds. she was at the press conference today and joins me now. both steve cohen were engaging in wrongdoing didn't have the evidence they needed. settlement of the charges against the company does not create any sort of immunity for cohen himself or any individuax3 and i think the u.s. attorney, he might have mentioned that four different times during a 40 minute press conference. so they are still looking into him. there is also a civil case with the sec which also could carry a significant bite. the sec is looking to bar stephen cohen from the securities industry for life. this is almost a harshest penalty the sec can dish out to anyone. that has yet to be resolved. that is likely to be a major blow for someone who thought of himself and was widely seen as the greatest trade never his generation. >> sheelah kolhatkar of business week, thanks very much. >> egypt's first democratically elected president now on trial for >> ifill: egypt's first democratically elected president, now on trial for inciting murder was defiant during his brief first day in court. newsh
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Nov 20, 2013 12:00am PST
ratings daily on over 4300 stocks. learn more at the street.com/nbr. >>> end of an era, steve balmer, microsoft ceo and chief sales meeting, bill gates gets emotional. what is next for the software maker and who will lead it? >> do it yourself. more people are and home depot is reaping rewards raising the outlook for the third time this year. it's not the only company profiting by the trends. >> pinched by
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